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T. Byram Karasu, M.D.

T. Byram Karasu, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Einstein

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry, Einstein

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Montefiore Health System

Mental healthDepressionPersonality disorders

Dr. Karasu is a psychiatrist, educator and psychotherapist with extensive experience treating depression and personality disorders. He chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) national task force on the treatment of psychiatric disorders, which produced a seminal, four-volume report describing the therapy for each disorder. He also chaired the APA’s work group on major depressive disorders, whose findings were published in the Practice Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults. read more...


Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D.

Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Epidemiology & Population Health

Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation and Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine Emerita

Principal Investigator, Women's Health Initiative

Epidemiology & population healthHypertensionWomen's health

An authority in epidemiology, Dr. Smoller has made important research contributions in several areas including hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease, depression and antidepressant use as risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke, and biomarkers and prediction models of stroke risk. She has had a major role in studies that have helped to change medical practice in the U.S., including the NIH’s Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term study of postmenopausal women, for which she is Einstein’s principal investigator. read more...